Acquisition of TeneoTwo for its clinical-stage T-cell engager completed
AstraZeneca has completed the acquisition of TeneoTwo, Inc. (TeneoTwo)i, including its Phase I clinical-stage CD19/CD3 T-cell engager, TNB-486, currently under evaluation in relapsed and refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.1 AstraZeneca will develop TNB-486 as a potential new medicine for B-cell haematologic malignancies.
AstraZeneca has acquired all outstanding equity of TeneoTwo in exchange for an upfront payment of $100m. Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will make additional contingent R&D-related milestone payments of up to $805m and additional contingent commercial-related milestone payments of up to $360m to TeneoTwo’s former equity holders.
This acquisition did not include the transfer of people or facilities.
iTeneoTwo, Inc., is a majority owned subsidiary company of TBio, LLC, a limited liability company formed in Delaware, US
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1. Clinicaltrials.gov. A Study of TNB-486 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04594642. Accessed 2 August 2022.
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